Duke fans and Philadelphia fans react to 76ers drafting Jared McCain (2024)

Duke fans and Philadelphia fans react to 76ers drafting Jared McCain (1)

Ryan Haley

June 26, 2024 10:30 pm ET

Jared McCain is a member of the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Eastern Conference stalwart took McCain with the 16th pick in the 2024 NBA draft on Wednesday night, the first of two former Duke basketball stars on the board for the class. McCain, who boasts millions of followers on TikTok and across social media, gets to pair with two of the most popular players in the NBA, Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey, as the City of Brotherly Love tries to unseat the Boston Celtics. The Sixers have won at least 47 games in each of the last six 82-game seasons, but McCain hopes to help bring the first championship to the city in more than 40 years.

It’s impossible to not get excited about a player who shoots better than 40% from the 3-point line, and fans from Durham and Philadelphia alike both shared their excitement for the popular Blue Devil. Here are some of the best reactions across social media to McCain getting to realize his NBA dream.

McCain shares a message in his first moments as a Sixer

let’s get to work. 😤🤩 pic.twitter.com/tNeNMfwxuM

— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) June 27, 2024

The Sixers got a little playful with their team announcement

we went to Jared. 😏 pic.twitter.com/HaNWibpge8

— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) June 27, 2024

I mean, the city certainly wanted him going in

m A n I f E s T e D 🙃 pic.twitter.com/wq0sULX2IS

— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) June 27, 2024

McCain seemed (justifiably) overwhelmed by his accomplishment

Duke guard Jared McCain is in tears after being drafted by the Sixers pic.twitter.com/Ir94gjKSiN

— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) June 27, 2024

He didn't let his brother Jayce get left behind either

Jared McCain dedicates his NBA dream being realized to his brother, Jayce ♥️ https://t.co/Dqr3Qxy6Kf pic.twitter.com/WW0cxX51Fy

— NBA (@NBA) June 27, 2024

Former Duke basketball star Jay Bilas loved the pick

The @sixers got a winner, a leader, and one of the best shooters in this entire draft class with Jared McCain… pic.twitter.com/2VKXPA2Uuo

— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) June 27, 2024

The Ringer's Bill Simmons hated the pick…as a Boston fan

McCain at 16 to Philly = incredible pick. Was hoping he wouldn’t go to Miami or Philly.

— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 27, 2024

More love from The Ringer

Jared McCain is my favorite player I interviewed this entire pre-draft cycle. Sixers got a great one. https://t.co/ifZd5Z44b2

— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) June 27, 2024

Philadelphia sports personalities liked the idea

Jared McCain is an elite shooter. One of the best in the draft. Shot 41% on 5.8 attempts

He’ll be able to come in and contribute right away if the Sixers keep him

— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) June 27, 2024

Overtime CEO Dan Porter had nothing but kind words

Jared McCain is one of the most impressive young man we’ve ever covered. And whatever you think about his nails and more. I watched him play at OTE and he is a world class sh*t talker and one of the toughest and hardest players I’ve ever seen play.

— Dan Porter (@tfadp) June 27, 2024

McCain and his new teammates are going to be a problem

Tyrese Maxey and Jared McCain in the same backcourt is pure electricity pic.twitter.com/kZOXMduQvE

— Gavin McHugh (@gavinmchughh) June 27, 2024

Fans kept raving about his combination with Tyrese Maxey

Jared McCain’s fit alongside Tyrese Maxey is off the charts. I couldn’t be more thrilled.

— Josh Reynolds (@JoshReynolds24) June 27, 2024

More love for McCain and Maxey

McCain x Maxey about to be the most wholesome, full cheese smiling duo in the league

— Morgan (@mocliffff) June 27, 2024

Sixers fans are already excited about the social media content

Jared McCain and Tyrese Maxey in the locker room after dropping a combined 80 points on the Wizards pic.twitter.com/XbYIJYvuNJ

— auty 😇 (@AutyNae) June 27, 2024

The word 'steal' got thrown around constantly in regards to McCain's talents

Jared McCain will be the steal of this draft easily book it. pic.twitter.com/c9vDKUFb0p

— J row (@JmariLangston) June 26, 2024

Phillies marketer Missy Perez likes the city's move

I’ve seen enough, and I’m ALL in on future Philly legend Jared McCain.

— Missy Perez (@missyperez) June 27, 2024

We'll always take an excuse to post a Jared McCain highlight reel

Everything Sixers fans need to know about their newest player —Jared McCain pic.twitter.com/4XUDtB5wJC

— Dan Olinger (@dan_olinger) June 27, 2024

Any Steph Curry comparison is a good Steph Curry comparison

There have been two freshmen in NCAA history with a .611+ true shooting percentage, 210+ 3PA, and 150+ rebounds.

Jared McCain and Steph Curry

— David Murphy (@ByDavidMurphy) June 27, 2024

Other NBA teams loved McCain as a prospect, too

Few weeks back, I asked a someone who was involved with Warriors’ predraft workouts: Who has been most impressive?

I was told Jared McCain “by far.”

Warriors had no shot unless they traded up. But he was very impressive.

— Jason Dumas (@JDumasReports) June 27, 2024

Duke fans and Philadelphia fans react to 76ers drafting Jared McCain (2024)
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